Senior UX Designer
Napa, CA, Seattle, WA

Change is coming to the kitchen, and the Hestan Cue is leading the charge. We’ve developed a smart cooking system that lets ordinary home cooks create restaurant quality dishes. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=KXORQ6tcRY4

Changing hundreds of years of entrenched habits in the kitchen isn’t easy, which is why we need a stellar UX designer to help us guide users to better cooking.  We’re looking for a talented individual to complement our small but tenacious engineering & culinary teams. We have a very unique setup and an amazing opportunity to change the way ordinary people cook.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Working with chefs from the French Laundry and other top restaurants to design effective cooking experiences for home chefs  (and yes, taste-testing is part of the job)
  • Creating a new cooking paradigm which will lead users through an entire recipe from prep to plating
  • Working on tough UX problems that come with pairing mobile apps to hardware devices
  • Creating design deliverables: information architecture, interaction maps, prototypes, annotated wireframes, visual design styling, design specs etc.
  • Creating delightful and engaging user experiences that make people want to cook more on our system

What we’re looking for:

  • Killer portfolio, including (shipped!) mobile work
  • A love of food & cooking – you don’t need to be a top chef, but part of the job is getting ordinary chefs to cook incredible meals, so familiarity of the culinary world is a plus
  • Ability to work with complex user interactions with limited space – Cooking is a web of complex actions – we need to represent all of that within a cell phone screen.
  • Expert level understanding of interaction design and information architecture
  • Understanding of technical challenges and how to communicate with engineers
  • Ability to take projects and run with them – we’re still a small team so we need every member to have initiative.

If that sounds interesting, send your LinkedIn profile or resume to jobs@hestancue.com.